Sony Pictures Classics announced yesterday that they have acquired the North American rights to The Notebook, the Hungarian entry for Best Foreign Language Film. The film is directed by Janos Szasz (Woyzech, The Witman Boys), shot by Academy Award nominated Christian Berger (White Ribbon, Cache) and is produced by Intuit Pictures, in co-production with Hunnia Filmstudio, Amour Fou and Dolce Vita Films, commingsoon.net reports.
Commingsoon said, Sony Pictures Classics stated, “We have wanted to buy this film following its successful showings at the Toronto Film Festival. We have never really seen a movie quite like this.”
The Notebook/ A nagy füzet /Le Grand Cahier trailer with English subtitle:
Adapted from Agota Kristofs bestselling novel of the same name, The Notebook received The Grand Prix Crystal Globe, the top prize at the 2013 Karlovy Vary Film Festival, where it had its world premiere. The film also received The Europa Cinemas Labels Award, which supports theatrical exhibition in Europe, and had its North American premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.
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Janos Szasz producer on Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%A1nos_Sz%C3%A1sz